Floating jetty and Houses of Parliament, London, c 1905.

Floating jetty and Houses of Parliament, London, c 1905.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Description

A snapshot photograph of the Houses of Parliament, seen from across the River Thames, with a floating jetty for river boats in the foreground. Originally a shooting term, the word 'snapshot' was first linked with photography in the late 1850s, when it was used to describe a photograph taken with a brief exposure. Over time, snapshot came to mean any amateur photograph taken with a simple camera. The origins of popular photography can be traced back to George Eastman's [1854-1932] introduction of the first Kodak camera in 1888. Snapshots are informal, personal records of everyday life and experiences.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10428805

© Kodak Collection / National Science & Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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